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Quarry Hill Nature Center

Janet and I participated in a family-friendly event at Quarry Hill Nature Center last weekend. They offer a monthly program on bird banding, in which they demonstrate the process and allow visitors (especially kids!) to participate. 476 more words

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Snapping Turtle - Dad

Yesterday I wrote about a snapping turtle that my mother and I relocated when I was a child.  You can find the story here:  Snapping Turtle – Mom… 1,144 more words

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Snapping Turtle - Mom

When I was a child, my best friend was a pond in my backyard.  I would lay on my childhood belly, propped on elbows, staring deeply into the water.   829 more words

Emotions

ARE THERE DINOSAURS IN THOSE BUSHES?

A recurring horrible dream,

When he was younger, esteemed…

Low bush blueberries

In the forest scary,

SNAPPING TURTLES—he screamed!

–J.E.C.

Massive Snapping Turtle Saved From Drainage Pipe

HOUSTON (AP) — A 53-pound snapping turtle is recovering at a Houston wildlife rehabilitation center after fire-rescue crews saved it from a drainage pipe.

The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the specimen, one of a threatened species known as alligator snapping turtles, was found wedged Tuesday in the pipe in a new residential development near Hockley, about 35 miles northwest of Houston. 106 more words

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A Dinosaur Discovered?

Well…not quite, but close enough! Currently there’s a 53 pound alligator snapping turtle recovering at a Houston wildlife rehab center. It was found in a drainage pipe in Houston near a residential area. 31 more words

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Injured 53-pound snapping turtle saved from pipe

HOUSTON — A wounded 53-pound snapping turtle is recovering at a Houston wildlife rehabilitation center after fire-rescue crews saved it from a drainage pipe.

The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the specimen, one of a threatened species known as alligator snapping turtles, was found wedged Tuesday in the pipe in a new residential development near Hockley, about 35 miles northwest of Houston. 81 more words

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